On Tuesday, there wasn’t any grand prize winner in the Mega Millions drawing. It was the 23rd consecutive drawing without a jackpot winner in the game. So, the amount of $361 million jackpot will be increased for Friday to $418 million. On Tuesday, the Mega Millions number was 22, but the winning numbers were 1, 42, 47, 64 and 70. The contesting Powerball game will have a drawing on Wednesday at 11 p.m. ET with stake jackpot of $440 million. Their joint total of $858 million between the 2 games is one of the largest combined payouts on record. Both games are offering prizes over $300 million at the same time. This kind of parallel offers has been rarely found in the past. But, it would hopefully become more common.

Jackpot hits $418 Million in Mega Millions Drawing without a Big Winner

It is due to there are longer odds in both games and it leads to less repeated jackpot winners. The Mega Millions jackpot didn’t rise above $400 million since the summer of 2016 when a winner in Indiana received a prize of 536 million U.S dollars. The Mega Millions changed the numbers that players could choose from in October. It brought the odds of picking all 6 numbers to 1 in 302.6 million, from 1 in 258.9 million under the old format. It also increased the price at $2 of a single ticket. The main objective was to enhance the size of the top prize. The move was quite similar to one made in the month of October 2015 by Powerball. It took the odds of winning that game from 1 in 175 million to 1 in 292 million.